If you count Black Sabbath's 1970 self-titled debut as heavy metal's birth, the genre is now over 40. It can no longer be called a fad. It can have adult children, and it can run for president. (Insert "presidental metal of freedom" joke here).
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Beto LandoniBy Linda Leseman
On Saturday, Judas Priest's farewell Epitaph World Tour comes to the San Manuel Amphitheater, but frontman Rob Halford maintains that the band's reign as Metal Gods is far from over.
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The festival formerly known as the F Yeah Fest is now called the FYF Fest, and announced its line up this week. Read about it here.
Chris Martins debuted a new vinyl column, called 'Inches', and offered a boatload of MP3s.
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By Skylaire Alfvegren
Judas Priest at Gibson Amphitheatre, August 2
Last year, Birmingham, UK stalwarts Judas Priest released an ambitious double album conceptualizing the life of French seer, Nostradamus, and mounted an epic summer escapade with Motorhead and Heaven & Hell. Under the stars abo ... More >>